Famine in South Sudan: One million children are malnourished
Famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan. There are one million malnourished children, more than 250,000 are severely malnourished and need immediate life-saving aid.
South Sudan children are in grave danger
War, drought and economic collapse has placed the lives of an entire generation of children in South Sudan in danger. In total, there are four million children in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.
The scale of the crisis inside South Sudan is staggering. Since the conflict began over three years ago, more than 400,000 children have been forced out of school and 17,000 are reported as being used by armed group in the conflict. When a child is separated from their family they are increasingly vulnerable to violence and abuse.
Your donation today could save a young life.
How will my donation help children?
Unicef is doing everything it can to deliver life-saving food and clean water to children and families affected by the crisis. We are supporting 620 outpatient therapeutic feeding sites and aim to treat more than 200,000 children for severe malnutrition this year. We’re also working hard to keep children safe and reunite them with their families.
In 2016, we helped treat more than 130,000 for severe malnutrition, and provided critical psycho social support to 365,000 children affected by the crisis. But we simply don’t have enough funds to reach every child and the situation is getting worse every day.
You can help us reach more children in South Sudan. Please donate now.
For the first 12 months monthly donations made to this appeal will go to children affected by the South Sudan conflict. After that they will go to our Children’s Emergency Fund, helping children caught in wars and disasters around the world. In the unlikely event that the funds raised exceed Unicef’s funding requirements for this appeal, your one off or monthly gift will also go to Unicef’s Children’s Emergency Fund.